When I think of printing, quite naturally I immediately think of Valve’s Portal series. Ok, perhaps not, but going forward I probably will.
This month, PrintExpress.co.uk are running a competition to give away a full scale replica Portal gun. Sadly, it’s non-functional, but nevertheless it’s possibly one of the most awesome conversation-starters to adorn any dining-room table. I’m not entirely certain as to where the connection between high-quality printing and portals actually lies, but nevertheless the opportunity to own one of these wonders isn’t to be sniffed at.
We recently managed to wangle an interview with Mike Patton, the voice behind the Common Infected in Left 4 Dead, The Darkness in the game of the same name, and the eponymous hero in Bionic Commando. Oh, and I heard he did the Anger Sphere of GLaDOS. He’s also one of the driving forces behind Faith no More, Mr. Bungle and more recently Fantomas. After hearing about the voice acting process from some of the boys at Valve, we wanted to find out a bit more about the process. Being one of the few voice actors who we knew by their real names rather than the characters they played, Mike Patton was an easy choice to ask about it. Carry on down to have a gander at what he had to say.